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Category: Recreation

Protecting pollinators around the backyard

We have all read how important pollinators are to an ecosystem. We have also heard of all the causes for the decline of several species, but maybe we haven’t sat down to think of what we can do… Read More

National Guacamole Day, September 16th

September 16th is National Guacamole Day!  Wait, I love Guacamole. How did I not hear about this before now? The Humble Avocado Here in Florida, early settlers to the state called them Alligator-pears.  Where I grew up, we… Read More

Fall Gardening: Right Here, Right Now

by Leslie Munroe & Yvonne Florian Right Here, Right Now Fall 2021 growing season is here.  Have you started your vegetable garden yet?  If your answer is, “no”, here are a few tips to help you on your… Read More

Provide for Wildlife- The Gulf Fritillary

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Our urban Yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife. As urban areas rapidly increase worldwide, our urban yards are the first defense line… Read More

Fish of Florida: Atlantic Tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis) Species Profile

Atlantic Tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis Florida State Record: 40 lbs 13 oz, Ft. Pierce 1998 IGFA World Record: 42 lbs 5 oz, South Africa 1989 For most current tripletail regulations in the Florida please check out this FWC page, for Gulf… Read More

New FWC draft rule will allow for harvest of Goliath grouper

By Ana Zangroniz and Angela Collins, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent, Manatee County The October 6th meeting of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) ended with a new draft proposed rule: the permission for a limited harvest… Read More

31 activities in Sarasota County to “Take Your Child Outside”

Did You Get Outside During Take A Child Outside Week! September 24-30 was “Take A Child Outside Week”. UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County partnered with multiple agencies to offer opportunities for families to participate in nature-based experiences. If you… Read More

Interdisciplinary Ecology graduate students complete project focused on the Amazon

An interdisciplinary effort to improve governance and infrastructure in the Amazon (GIA) included expertise from the University of Florida. Several graduate students, including from the UF/IFAS School of Natural Resources and Environment’s Interdisciplinary Ecology (IE) program, were involved… Read More

There is No WiFi in the Woods, But a Better Connection

The change of seasons here in North Florida provides a time to encourage kids to put away the tablets and phones and get in touch with the outdoors.  Youth need time to reconnect with nature.  A great way… Read More

National Wildlife Day

Tomorrow marks a holiday so fabulous that it’s celebrated twice a year. On September 4 and February 22, we celebrate National Wildlife Day, created to bring recognition to not only enjoy and appreciate the types of wildlife we… Read More